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This Cat Guided A Lost Man Down A Mountain In Switzerland
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This Cat Guided A Lost Man Down A Mountain In Switzerland

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One cat is determined to prove that it’s not only dogs that can work as rescue animals.

Redditor sc4s2cg claims he got lost in Switzerland while hiking and eventually ended up in an abandoned town. “I was checking my map to see how I can get back to the hostel, and the only official way down was through a trail that was closed,” he said. Right at that moment a kitty showed up and guided the man to the valley, constantly looking back to check if the tourist was following it.

After sc4s2cg shared his story, others responded about also meeting the same cat in the region (and they even had photos to prove it). Looks like this Swiss guide kitty is taking his duties seriously!

More info: reddit.com (h/t: lovemeow)

Meet a kitty that helped a guy who got lost in an empty town while hiking

The only trail to his hostel was closed for off season

But a cat showed up to lead him – “she started guiding me along some path”

“She was walking and kept looking at me to follow”

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Once he found the way home, they parted ways at the bottom of the mountain

Watch the video for more information

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Abraham Betancourt
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My inner child wants to believe that the cat is some kind of Mountain Spirit that helps lost hikkers and tourists.

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Jesse Coleman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife had a similar experience but it was a squirrel that led her back to the base of the mountain trail after she had become lost. If the cat grew up in the village I dont doubt that it knew this guy was not supposed to be there and knew where the people (food) were. Animals have proven to be smarter than humans on many occasions, this being one of them. :)

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Emma L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, watching the video, it looks to me that the one doing all the "looking back" was the guy, not the cat... Nice little story. Not sure I believe it, though :D

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Paola Cresti
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it looks like he only videotaped the end part of the journey... it's still likely :)

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abrahambetancourt avatar
Abraham Betancourt
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My inner child wants to believe that the cat is some kind of Mountain Spirit that helps lost hikkers and tourists.

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Jesse Coleman
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife had a similar experience but it was a squirrel that led her back to the base of the mountain trail after she had become lost. If the cat grew up in the village I dont doubt that it knew this guy was not supposed to be there and knew where the people (food) were. Animals have proven to be smarter than humans on many occasions, this being one of them. :)

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Emma L
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, watching the video, it looks to me that the one doing all the "looking back" was the guy, not the cat... Nice little story. Not sure I believe it, though :D

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Paola Cresti
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it looks like he only videotaped the end part of the journey... it's still likely :)

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